Hans is the Managing Partner at Atrium and oversees the legal team. He is also a member of the company’s executive team. As a veteran corporate and securities lawyer with over twenty years of experience, he has represented hundreds of companies on major deals and transactions. He also founded several successful technology companies including Digital Eclipse and Backbone Entertainment (renamed to Foundation 9 Entertainment and sold to Francisco Partners) and deeply understands first-hand the challenges founders face when building companies from the ground up. In fact, he joined Atrium to reimagine how legal services can improve the client experience through better efficiency and cost-predictability with founders in mind. Today, under his leadership, Atrium has one of the highest client satisfaction scores (Net Promoter Score) in the legal services industry at 68, while the rest is averaging at 29.
In his role, Hans also counsels high-growth companies as a senior advisor, mentors the legal team, and works to cultivate a conscious and healthy workplace. His work at Atrium includes leading mergers and acquisitions and other complex transactions. He also frequents speaking engagements at founder-focused events such as Atrium Scale as an expert in startup law and early-stage financing.
Prior to Atrium, Hans practiced at Paul Weiss in New York and Tokyo, Kim & Chang in Seoul, and Wilson Sonsini in Palo Alto. His experience spans across corporate and securities matters, including incorporation, venture capital financing, joint ventures, cross border transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Previous to his law career, he worked on Wall Street analyzing technology company securities at a money management firm.
When he’s not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and going to his children’s school and sporting events.
Hans received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and Bachelor’s in economics from Yale University.
- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
- Kim & Chang
- Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
- UC Berkeley School of Law
- Fred Alger Management
- Yale University